NIA raids in residences of 5 accused in Kerala gold smuggling case


The NIA on Friday raided the residences of five accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case. During searches, several electronic items and documents have been seized, the probe agency said.

NIA has arrested 21 peope in connection with Kerala gold smuggling case so far (Representative image)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted raids at five locations in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case relating to the seizure of 30 kg gold in July this year.

The raids were conducted at the residences of five accused—Mohamed Aslam, Abdul Latheef, Nazarudheen Sha, Ramzan P and Muhammed Mansoor.

According to a statement by the NIA, the five accused conspired with others – already arrested – to facilitate the smuggling of gold through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate General. They also allegedly helped in disposing of the smuggled gold.

During searches, several electronic items and documents have been seized, the spokesperson said.

The NIA has so far arrested 21 people in the case so far.

The NIA registered a case to probe the international ramification of the gold smuggling case pertaining to the seizure of 30 kg gold worth Rs 14.82 crore on July 5 this year at Trivandrum International Airport from the baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate in the Kerala capital.



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